Two Cowetans among SCTC 'Dynamic Dozen'

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Southern Crescent Technical College GOAL finalists include front, from left, Hector Duron, Layla Foles of Coweta County, Romera Thomas and Jennifer Barfield; back, Thomas Bastyr of Coweta County, Stephanie Scott, Eric Girault, Tomeka Ross, Katina Skipper and Alton Spells; not pictured, Ebony Patterson and Megan Brooke Jones.

From Staff Reports
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Coweta County students Thomas Bastyr and Layla Foles are among the ‘Dynamic Dozen’ finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at Southern Crescent Technical College.
Bastyr, who is working toward a Networking Specialist certification, and Foles, who is studying Surgical Technology, were recognized at a reception on the SCTC Flint River Campus last week along with other GOAL nominees.
Also named finalists were: Jennifer Barfield – Medical Assisting; Thomas Bastyr – Networking Specialist; Hector Duron – Radiologic Technology; Layla Foles – Surgical Technology; Eric Girault – Business Management; Megan Brooke Jones – Cosmetology; Ebony Patterson – Medical Assisting; Tomeka Ross – Medical Assisting; Stephanie Scott – Cosmetology; Katina Skipper – Medical Assisting; Alton Spells – Environmental Horticulture and Tomera Thomas – Radiologic Technology.
The Technical College System of Georgia sponsors the GOAL program statewide. Locally, GOAL is sponsored by the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce, the Griffin Exchange Club, the Griffin Area Employer Committee and the SCTC Student Government Association and coordinated by officials from Southern Crescent Technical College.
“The GOAL program seeks to spotlight the importance of technical education in today’s world and to recognize outstanding achievement by students in our state’s technical colleges,” said Dr. Jasper Foust, GOAL Coordinator.
According to Foust, the Screening Committee of administrators at Southern Crescent Technical College selected the 12 finalists from 59 students who were nominated for the program by their instructors. Each GOAL finalist completed an extensive interview process to prepare them for the state competition, which will be held in April.

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